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Abortionist Gosnell found guilty on 3 murder counts

Catholic World News - May 13, 2013

A Pennsylvania jury has convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell on three counts of 1st-degree murder.

Gosnell, who had performed late-term abortions under appalling unsanitary conditions in a Philadelphia clinic, was found not guilty on a 4th murder charge, but guilty of involuntary manslaughter and a host of other lesser charges.

The grisly details of Gosnell’s business had shocked and outraged those who heard of the case. But the abortionist’s trial has received little attention from American’s mainstream media outlets.

Gosnell was accused of brutally killing babies who survived late-term abortions, allowing unqualified personnel to perform medical procedures, dispensing inappropriate medication, improper storage of fetal remains, and other crimes. Government agents who inspected his clinic—originally looking for evidence of illegal prescriptions—were so appalled by the conditions there that they alerted local prosecutors. The clinic, which was patronized mostly by poor women, had not been inspected for years.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - May. 13, 2013 7:16 PM ET USA

    Sadly, at most, only about 7% of the population followed this gruesome trial. Jodi Arias got much more coverage. Of course in the Gosnell case, anyone who was pro-choice would feel convicted after seeing the gruesome truths about abortion come out.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - May. 13, 2013 4:48 PM ET USA

    The irony of this is that, besides the lack of uniqueness of this man and his clinic, the practices he employed are precisely the thing legalized abortion was supposed to eliminate. Now Planned Parenthood has thrown him off the back of their sled. I expect to find more Kermit Gosnells in their midst.

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